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“I’m embarrassed to admit I have held an under-examined negative view of millennials.  John has opened my eyes to what is possible, and particularly in the hands, mind and souls of millennials themselves.”

Tom Scott, co-founder and CEO, The Nantucket Project

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Improved Millennial Operating System

They may not have all the needed software, but millennials have an improved operating system. This makes all their software work more effectively. Millennials are the butt of every joke. They are a generational whipping boy... that seemingly knows no end. This needs to stop. It is unfair, inaccurate, and frankly paternalistic. The latest survey reports that millennials are poor tippers. The fact made the national news coupled with sweeping generational criticism by the media commentators. Millennials will be the first to remind you that the very concept “millennial” is one that is made up. William Strauss and Neil Howe first coined it in 1987 in their book Millennials Rising. It has now been

Making Matters Worse

At moments of institutional crisis, it is easy to respond in such a way as to make matters worse. Panic does not lead to wise decisions. Many evangelical organizations are facing this situation. Hubris sank the Titanic. Warnings were received and largely ignored. Inconceivably, when Captain Edwards received notification of icebergs ahead, he shifted his course slightly to the south and put a watch on the bow. He remained at flank speed and went to bed. A direct hit would not have sunk the Titanic. There would have been massive damage and probably loss of life, but the ship itself would have sustained the damage. It was the response to the pending crisis that doomed the ship. The helm was put

Lessons from the Outback

Millennials are abandoning the traditional church. But they are not abandoning spirituality. Is there a way to reconnect the two? The answer may be found in the Australian outback. In the Australian outback there are two methods of keeping cattle on a ranch. One is to build a fence around the perimeter of the ranch. The other is to dig a well in the center of the ranch. The first approach operates on the basis of forced exclusion. The second works on the basis of magnetic attraction, or compelling inclusion. If churches were to establish themselves as centered on a life-giving well, that touches a universal longing, that is based on an accurate understanding of the relationships and reality,

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